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XXVI. President of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften (2010-2020)
|Year of election:||1998|
|Section:||Microbiology and Immunology|
Special Field: Microbiology
Main research interests: Pathogenicity factors of pathogenic enterobacteria, characterisation of pathogenicity islands of pathogenic germs, regulation of microbial virulence genes, epidemiology and variability of virulence characteristics of staphylococcus, pathogenicity of human pathogenic fungi